After completing the course students should have an understanding of ways in which risk and culture, power and trust are related and focusing on international and global issues be able to apply the theoretical approaches on risk problems in society.
After the course, the students will be able to apply these theories and concepts in ways that support risk (safety, security) knowledge and tackling of risk (safety, security) problems in society. Students will also have a critical perspective on risk and be able to communicate problems and dilemmas associated with risks in society.
Key subjects are how individuals perceive risks, risk communication, how organizations and institutions take part in and respond to different forms of communication, theories about organizational risk, globalization and risk in complex systems, what characterizes different types of crisis in society and how individuals and organisations respond to acute situations.
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Home assignment over four days||1/1||4 days||A - F|
- Course coordinator
- Kenneth Arne Pettersen Gould
- Course teacher
- Frederic Emmanuel Bouder , Sissel Haugdal Jore , Ole Andreas Hegland Engen , Bjørn Ivar Kruke
- Head of Department
- Tore Markeset
Method of work
|Risk and societal safety (MSA115_1)||5|
Ortwin Renn (2008). Risk Governance. Earthscan
Lupton, Debra (2013) Risk. Routlegde.
Risk and society. Compendium of articles
Sist oppdatert: 25.01.2020